On two occasions (a city meeting and the “meet the candidate” meeting), I asked the Santaquin City Manager directly about a voter pamphlet that the city would put out to address both sides of the proposed sewer plant issue. He indicated that there would be a pamphlet put out and that it would address both pros and cons of this important subject.
When the pamphlet was put out, only the pros (or city’s position) was addressed. There was no opinion to the contrary. This is a great disservice to the community and I am surprised that both the city manager and the mayor feel that they are serving the people of this community by not giving them both sides of an issue of such great importance. It appears that the City Manager and the mayor are quite willing to block any legitimate debate and will go to great lengths to move forward on their agenda.
I came into this issue with an open mind. I have come to the conclusion that the city’s position must be weak if it has to resort to dishonesty and lies to further it’s position. I intend to tell all my friends and associates about my personal experience with these elected officials and urge them to look into this matter more closely.